Leaf Place Card Holders

Leaf Place Card Holders

This year we wanted to make our family's place card holders for Thanksgiving feel festive and fun. Using a folding technique, we were able to create beautiful leaves and created a colorful and unique place card holder for everyone.


Ages:
9 - 16
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. string
  2. glue
  3. cork
  4. paint brush
  5. scissors
  1. Leaves


    First, fold your paper in half vertically, and cut a "U" shape.

  2. Then accordion fold your paper upwards, and with every fold cut the end with your scissor.

  3. Once you are finished folding your paper, open it back up, and cut down the center line.

  4. Accordion fold the two pieces of paper up, and glue together to make a leaf shape. You can finesse the shape by creating a mini fan. Tie and glue a piece of string at the bottom of the leaf to create a stem.

  5. Stands

    Glue one cork to one block. Let it dry. Once dry, paint the cork gold, and the wooden block brown.

  6. Then glue a paper leaf onto one side of the wooden block.

  7. Wire

    If you are using wire, ask a grown up assitant to use wire cutters to cut a 5 inch long strand. Poke the wire or paper clip into the cork. Curl one end into a circle. This will be where you place your notecard.

  8. Display!

    Write down the names of the guests at your Thanksgiving table and set up the card holders.